A career as a London letting agent can be an exciting way to put your skills in sales and customer service to use. Letting agents cover a wide array of services and responsibilities, but their main roles include managing rental properties, marketing vacancies, choosing the right tenants for a property and making sure your clients are happy all the way around, from tenant to landlord. On a deeper level, tasks you may come across include everything from conducting property tours, ensuring a property meets all legal codes, advising your clients on how much to charge for rent or hiring companies for repairs. Letting negotiators not only deal with residential properties, but also commercial estates as well. Typically a lettings negotiator has one kind of specialty, based on their interests.
Lettings negotiators typically work an average, 40-hour week, but not all that time is spent in the office. Negotiators get the opportunity to go out and about for their job, visiting various properties and meeting with clients in public spaces. If you’re just starting out as a negotiator, with no prior experience whatsoever, you can typically expect a starting salary at around £12,000. However, this salary increases with the amount of experience you have, whether in sales or customer relations. Commission is also added on top, according to how well you perform in your role
Not every estate agency requires its lettings negotiators to hold a degree, but experience is never a bad thing. If you have certain skills you’ve picked up in other jobs, make sure to tell your interviewer! Many are typically looking for additional skills such as technology familiarity, a knowledge of the London estate market and great people skills. A driver’s license is crucial for this type of position, though, as you’ll be on the go quite a lot, visiting various properties and meeting with clients.
Does a career as a lettings negotiator sound like the perfect opportunity for you? If so, don’t let this chance pass you by! Morgan Goldsmith is looking for qualified lettings negotiators in your area right now, who are eager to learn and excited to get started on an amazing path to success! Join our highly skilled and qualified team of estate professionals today. For more information, give one of our representatives a call. They can tell you more about the role, so you can get an idea of whether or not it’s right for you. Have your CV handy!